As we’ve showed you in the past, there are plenty of ways to break your iPhone. Admittedly, some ways are more common than others (most people tend to text while walking slightly more than they breakdance).
So how exactly are people breaking their iPhones? SquareTrade released some statistics on how the devices have been meeting their premature demise over the years. They’ve confirmed our rampant walking-and-texting habit by finding the No. 1 reason to be the iPhone “fell out of my hand”. (We have yet to confirm where “fell out of my wind turbine” ranks.) And 24 percent of owners either had their iPhone fall from their lap or knocked from the table. This is a significant portion of accidents, but these kinds of things just happen.
A separate study by mobileinsurance.co.uk illustrates the top reasons why these broken iPhone screens are often left unfixed:
When working with audio and video, noisy storage equipment can hinder the creative process.
But with longer length Thunderbolt cable options from OWC, you can move noisy storage appliances to an equipment closet or separate soundproof machine room for a quiet and productive workplace without sacrificing performance – even when working with 4K video transfers!
In fact, with cables up to 30 meter (almost 100 feet) long, you’ll be able to make your workspace as large as you need it. And even over these long distances, OWC’s cables will still perform with speeds of up to 20Gbps!
As you can see in the table below, during our testing with the Late 2013 MacBook Pro booting to OWC Mercury Helios 2 with two 480GB
Mercury Accelsior_E2 PCI Express SSDs set in a Disk Utility software RAID 0, we found no significant difference in performance between the longer cables and shorter cables: Article Continues…
Sometimes when you run into a problem with a device, the simplest solution is the right one.
Recently, I bought a new entertainment center for my living room. It holds my TV, router, and my Apple TV among other things. The problem is, all the devices sit relatively low on the unit, almost at floor level.
It looks good and reduces clutter around my TV, but it created a problem with the Apple TV. It wasn’t working consistently. The IR sensor wouldn’t read signals from the Apple Remote.
Obviously, I thought something was wrong with the Apple TV. First I checked controller in remote, and it was fine. Then I checked for system updates and restarted it. My many years of experience with a computer told me that restarting it definitely should have worked. Nothing.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 | Author: OWC Jarrod
As always, we’re hard at work on new exciting products here at Other World Computing. You can check out some our recent releases right here on the OWC Blog.
But it’s not only our newly released products that are turning heads lately. Some of our other existing products have been getting attention as well. See what some of the reviewers and customers have had to say recently about OWC gear.
OWC Solid State Drives
Our line of solid state drives have been winning awards for years for their performance and reliability. But OWC SSDs are still getting rave reviews directly from our customers. Article Continues…
As we showed you recently on the OWC Blog, gadgets have feelings, too. In some cases, their performance can actually be affected by the vibration caused by playing loud music or even by yelling.
OWC recognizes these audible dangers, so our storage solutions take internal measures with shock-isolation technology to protect your data and devices from potentially harmful vibrations.
But with the vibration dampening AudioQuest SorboGel Q Feet, you can have a simple external measure underneath your storage or audio equipment that sits within earshot of loud speakers or any other boisterous equipment.
Q Feet utilize unique SorboGel – a dense visco-elastic polymer in a semi-liquid/semi-solid state with long molecules that are able to “wiggle” – to turn incoming kinetic energy (vibration) into an insignificant amount of heat. Article Continues…